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Umpqua adds personal banker to banking app (access required)

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Correction: This story has been updated to correct the number of digital bankers. There will be 250, not 200. The story also incorrectly stated that personal bankers are not available in Boise. A new banking app from Umpqua Bank will ...

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Marlene Tromp named Boise State University’s seventh president

The Idaho State Board of Education has named Marlene Tromp the seventh president of Boise State University. She will be the institution’s first woman president. A first-generation college graduate from Wyoming, Tromp is currently campus provost and executive vice chancellor at ...

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Idaho, Forest Service partner to plant trees on private land

OROFINO, Idaho (AP) — Money generated from an Idaho partnership with the U.S. Forest Service involving timber sales on federal land is being used for the first time on private land for wildfire restoration work. The Idaho Department of Lands ...

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US new-home sales climbed 4.5% in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes increased 4.5% in March, the third straight monthly gain as the housing market appears to be cautiously recovering from a mortgage rate spike last year that caused homebuying to slump. The Commerce ...

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Idaho Ed Board approves tuition hikes at 4-year institutions

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Students attending any of Idaho’s four-year colleges or universities will pay several hundred dollars more next year under a newly approved tuition hike. The Lewiston Tribune reports the Idaho State Board of Education approved the tuition ...

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Expanding culinary scene in downtown Boise an indicator of economic growth (access required)

The Downtown Boise Association recognized the growing momentum of the city’s culinary scene – as well as Idaho’s agricultural bounty – at its 32nd State of Downtown annual meeting on April 17. As development continues and new hotels, apartments, retail ...

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Boise real estate agencies merge (access required)

Two Treasure Valley real estate firms have joined forces. Boise-based residential real estate company Amherst Madison has merged with Front Street Brokers. The combined brokerage will have 100 real estate agents, according to a spokesman. The merger “brings with it ...

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Catching up with Boise State University’s World Museum — and its high-tech approach to art

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So far, the outside of the Boise State University Fine Arts Building has gotten most of the attention, but the inside is pretty cool, too. Marrying technology and art, the World Museum’s 943-square-foot centerpiece consists of nine 4K screens that ...

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Summit: St. Luke’s speakers brainstorm health solutions

The annual St. Luke’s Health System Summit celebrated the belief that everyone in Idaho should be able to live the healthiest life possible in the healthiest communities. The was the emphasis of the opening remarks from Dr. David Pate, system ...

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